We are here.
We are authentic and transparent.
We are writers, bloggers, entrepreneurs, mompreneurs and mommybloggers. We are social media.
We are organized, we are hoarders, we are discombobulated.
We watch reality TV, we watch the news, we watch Glee, we watch the documentaries and soap operas.
We watch too much TV. So do our kids. We don’t watch TV at all. Neither do our kids.
We are Mac. We are PC. We have iPhones. We have Blackberries.
We wear Crocs, high heels, Uggs and Birkenstocks.
We co-sleep. We let them cry it out. We are baby-wearers.
We breastfeed. We bottlefeed. We pump. We use formula. We wanted to. We had to.
We monetize our blogs. We get sponsored to attend conferences. We pay our own way. We don’t go.
We love swag. We won’t accept swag. We’ll take this, not that.
We live in the city. We live in the suburbs.
We care about the environment, politics, healthcare, the clothes we wear,
music, pop culture and yoga.
We say zee or zed. We use the letter U when we spell colour and honour. Or we don’t.
We are happy married. We are single moms. We just got engaged.
We like classic, bluegrass, alternative, folk, jazz and pop. We’re a little bit country.
We drink coffee and tea. Starbucks and Tim Hortons. Coke and Pepsi.
We swear online as we do when we talk to our friends. We cannot imagine writing that word.
We have been here for a long time. We are new to this space.
We are huggers, kissers, hand-holders and handshakers. We keep our hands to ourselves.
We conceived the first time we tried. We have not been able to conceive at all. We had a surrogate. We adopted.
We have lost children, husbands, parents and siblings.
We had our babies at home and in hospitals. We have had c-sections. We have used doulas, midwives and had epidurals.
We have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 children. We have no children by choice. We have no children because we can’t. We’re not ready to have children.
We homeschool. Our kids go to public school. Our kids go to private school.
We blog alone or as part of communities. We work alone. We have partners. We sell products and services.
We are successful. We are where we want to be. We’re working on getting where we want to be.
We’re moving on, up or out. We’re moving too fast. We’re not moving fast enough.
We are outspoken. We are afraid to say what we really think.
We are energetic. We are lazy. We are bored. We are inspired. We are engaged.
We are happy, content, ashamed, lonely, angry, fulfilled and searching.
Originally published at www.amotherworld.com October 2011 reflecting on Blissdom Canada 2011.